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JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL LONDON

With 4 of our surveyors based in London, we are perfectly placed to deal with your infestation quickly and economically.

Has Japanese knotweed invaded your domestic property? Maybe a commercial property in or around London? Has the value of your property nose dived? All because of this giant, highly invasive weed? Are you looking for a cost effective, swift and professional Japanese knotweed removal London service? Then you have arrived at your destination. Knotweed Services UK offer the most cost effective and professional Japanese knotweed removal London service around. All backed up by our expansive warranty.

If you are unsure whether you require our Japanese knotweed removal London service or would just like to find out more about Japanese knotweed and the effects it can have. Please stay on our website. We have more information regarding Japanese knotweed than any other website!

Almost the whole of the UK has been affected to some degree by Japanese knotweed. From the mid 1980s to now, Japanese knotweed has increased at a truly alarming rate. This is for a range of reasons that are discussed further below:

Japanese knotweed is a highly invasive, giant weed that can grow up to 10 cm per day and is the most invasive plant in the UK.

Statistics show that Japanese knotweed is prevalent in the London area.

Japanese knotweed has an extraordinary ability to grow and spread rapidly. Even tiny amounts of the Japanese knotweed stem is capable of producing a new plant and growing. Therefore cross contamination is extremely easy and very, very common.

Japanese knotweed is perennial and extremely invasive. It thrives on disturbance. The tiniest piece can re-grow and has been spread by both natural means and by human activity. It soon overruns riverbanks, railway embankments, road verges, gardens and buildings and their foundations.

It lives for an extremely long time. It is extremely dangerous to buildings. Very capable of causing serious damage to homes, businesses and any building it comes into contact with.

Japanese knotweed will also damage a buildings foundations. It flourishes on any soil – no matter how poor or infertile. That is, unless removal happens swiftly and correctly. This is where our excellent Japanese knotweed removal London services come in!?

It’s so wide spread that mortgage providers are increasingly more aware of the threat. This means that Japanese knotweed can affect either the purchase or sale of a house. Potentially knocking thousands off the asking price!

Experts have estimated it costs the United Kingdom £166 million annually. It is even estimated that in the UK, there is at least 1 infestation in every 10km squared.

The requirement of a Japanese knotweed removal London service has never been greater.

Although you are not legally obliged to remove Japanese knotweed, if you are a land or home owner it is an offence to let it to spread to neighbouring properties or land (if your own land is the source).

So if you have Japanese knotweed and do not opt for a Japanese knotweed removal London service and it then spreads, you will legally be liable.

A SUMMARY OF THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY JAPANESE KNOTWEED?

  • It can and will cause structural damage to buildings because it WILL grow through tarmac and concrete.
  • Banks WILL refuse to give mortgages out or loan against infected buildings.
  • A plant the size of a 5 pence piece can and will grow into a HUGE plant.
  • If you tread on Japanese knotweed and then carry a piece from one location to another it will grow into a new plant. No matter how poor or infertile the land is.
  • Japanese Knotweed was responsible for costing the government £70 million because it was present on the UK olympic development site! Read more here.
  • The UK government estimates that it may cost £2 billion to eradicate Japanese knotweed entirely from our shores!
  • Obstructs both visibility and access to paths, roads and other infrastructure. Causing a massive headache for commercial properties in particular.
  • If left untreated – it can become extremely expensive to treat. The sooner you opt for our Japanese knotweed removal London service – the cheaper it will be!

HOW CAN I TELL IF I NEED YOUR JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL LONDON SERVICE?? 

  • Is it lush green in colour?
  • Are the leaves heart shaped?
  • Is the stem bamboo like in appearance?
  • Does the plant or weed produce white flowers around September or October?
  • If it grows rapidly – it can grow by 10cm per day!
  • The stem can reach three metres high and can move up to seven metres away from the plant!
  • In the early spring the shoots that are a reddish purple colour can appear from the ground and grow rapidly causing canes.
  • The plants are fully grown by early summer. Mature canes are hollow with a distinctive purple speckle and can grow up to 3 metres in height.
  • For a more in depth guide on how to identify Japanese knotweed – please have a look at our page here.


THE COST OF JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL LONDON

Japanese Knotweed removal is a difficult and specialist process. It takes a highly skilled team to perform the removal. As explained previously, even the tiniest piece of knotweed left in the ground (or even transported from one area to another via machinery or shoes) can spread rapidly into a new plant. No matter how poor or infertile the soil and ground may be.

Japanese knotweed is rarely affected or controlled when using retail weed killers purchased from high street retailers. For successful Japanese knotweed removal London the following has to happen.

  • professional identification.
  • Surveying.
  • Chemical spraying and treatment.
  • Legislation that is enforced and must be adhered to regarding the disposal of contaminated waste.


It cannot be stressed enough, just how easily Japanese knotweed can and will spread from the smallest of amounts.

That’s where www.knotweedservices.co.uk come in. There are different ways of treating and carrying out Japanese Knotweed removal and Japanese knotweed eradication. Our Japanese knotweed removal London services are second to none.

We cover the whole of the UK. We can offer you the quickest, most cost effective Japanese knotweed removal London service available. All of our services are backed up by a multi year warranty. Ensuring once your Japanese knotweed is removed – it will not come back.

We are decisive and effective in our approach. The cost of not using our Japanese knotweed removal London services could cost you far more than the cost of hiring us to deal with your knotweed problem.

Japanese knotweed services UK LTD are experts when it comes to Japanese knotweed removal. Our staff are highly trained. Use innovative solutions and are constantly carrying out up to date research in this field.

WE ARE A GREEN COMPANY

Japanese knotweed services are a GREEN company. We take our responsibility to both the environment and the public very, very seriously. We place huge emphasis on minimising our carbon footprint. We strictly adhere to the code of practice set out by the Environmental agency. We follow all the legislation in force. This ensures that our Japanese knotweed services are successful. We also prevent any future spread of this harmful weed as a result.

Unlike other Japanese knotweed removal companies whom have poor practises that can actually make the problem worse. We pride ourselves on clean and safe removal. This ensures our customers, not only the most cost effective Japanese knotweed removal service but also the best.

JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL WARRANTY

Any recurrence of Japanese Knotweed within the area boundary will be covered by our warranty document. This allows for any removal works to be carried out at no additional cost to the client.

Warranty includes the following.

  • Quarterly inspection during the first twelve months after completion.
  • An annual site visit and report.
  • This level of warranty follows in-depth research by our insurers as to our methods and our results to date.

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